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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:27 pm

Thanks for the tips and advice ;) :)
I was thinking of making a stand with skulls and dirt and wanted to dirty up the feet. I did do a black wash test on the small plate but it went dull so that also received another chrome coat :think:
I think a black wash would bring out the detail but a clear coat has to be added first but this also dulls the colour and shine. Pin wash would take forever.
still have a ways to go yet so will give it more thought :think:
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby Mustang » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:34 pm

It's all trial and error, that's how we all learn.

The pitting can be done via using a piece of plastic card with small pin holes in. Then you just spray through the holes and you should ended up with small pitting look.

But I would leave it the way you have it and do what you say build a base and just add some dry brushing to the feet and lower leg areas.

I find that when I do a wash I mix my paint with Klear this way the paint stays a gloss look.
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:40 pm

Mustang wrote:Also I might look at doing a light, dark wash on the panels to bring out the lines. :think:

This might help with the look I was on about.
http://www.popcultcha.com.au/terminator ... -vIKtq9KSM

The metal is more pited. And the panel lines are highlighted.

thanks for the link, have you seen the Hot-toys 1/4 scale
I know what you mean about the pitting and it does add to the finish. I have a similar finish by accident from using 2000 grit wet n dry and sanding and polishing sticks. I agree it looks much better that way mustang, I didn't want it to look like it just fell off the production line so i,m happy with the finish so far :) I was thinking of buying a broken/un-boxed figure to do a factory version from the waste up like in salvation hanging from the half circle stand.... :think: maybe in the future
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:46 pm

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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:01 pm

Lower jaw, upper arms, hip and spine and the lower legs had a few light coats of chrome today.
Weather has been kind and provided plenty of warm sunshine :happy-smileyflower:
The chrome goes on well and less is more If you want the very shiny chrome look but the thinner the coat the easier it rubs off at the slightest touch... unless clear coated. :think: I have gone for a thicker coat and still think it will be better clear coated so i can dirty him up a little but you do loose some of the chrome shine but that should be ok, this is a fighting machine not a Hot rod :)
Parts were gently buffed with an old t/shirt ready for clear
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby Mark » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:36 am

Gonna have to get some Alclad for the next project that has metal. Your chrome is brilliant !
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby Mustang » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:07 am

Looking great there Casper, you should give your self a pat on the back well done :clap: :clap:
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby Dazza » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:55 pm

I love this thread, excellent work and well worth a 'K'! I use Alclad chrome for hydraulic rams and pistons, brilliant stuff!! :D
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:32 pm

Thanks guys for looking in and thank you for your kind comments and K,s :)
The black base coat didn't get much sanding so the top alclad coats are not as shiny a smooth as could be but i like the finish as it gives a much more real appearance to the Terminator. I watched Salvation again last night with my son Shane, what a great film. I like the part where they are trapped in the Terminator assembly area of the factory and various Terminators are hanging from the assembly line, would love to do another Robot hanging from the support jig :think: bit like the Hot-toys version.
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby baby_astons » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:39 pm

gee, I've just discovered your arnie model casp,
great work so far, really, just hope you'll replace all visible screws with the hex variety - especially the ones on the skull - that would remove the last toy traces...
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:08 pm

baby_astons wrote:gee, I've just discovered your arnie model casp,
great work so far, really, just hope you'll replace all visible screws with the hex variety - especially the ones on the skull - that would remove the last toy traces...

Hi BA and thanks for looking in :D
I really would like to do more to this but will need to get more Alclad Chrome first. I put the chrome into a airbrush siphon fed bottle and it all evaporated :angry-banghead: :lol:
Your right about the screws mate they do ruin the overall look. Some of the pistons would look better replaced, i was thinking of radio aerials
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:29 pm

Its been ages since I started this and its been stuck on the shelf. The weather has been awesome today so I was able to use the Alclad chrome in the garden
I gave the parts a few coats and as they dry very quickly i was able to re-coat and finish them off. I will be going over the whole terminator again lightly when its fully assembled.
The alclad rubs off very easy so you have to handle with care or clear coat the parts.
now all I have to do is remember how it came apart :think: :whistle: :)
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:44 pm

photos look a little to big :think:
strange as they are the same size as the photo bucket ones 800x600
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:53 pm

casper wrote:photos look a little to big :think:
strange as they are the same size as the photo bucket ones 800x600

thats better :D

more work to do on the jaw and teeth
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:45 am

Really impressed with the metallic finish Casper. Nice to see this one progressing again :clap:
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:52 pm

Mark wrote:Really impressed with the metallic finish Casper. Nice to see this one progressing again :clap:

thanks Mark :)
the finish is just what i wanted, I didn't want it all shinny like the Hot Toys 1/4 scale figure. I want him to look like he,s bin through the wars so oil stains etc will be added later
got some parts back together, need to do the pistons now.
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby steve131 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:46 pm

looking good, have you ever done the Terminator ride at Universal studios. :?:
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:51 pm

Hi steve :)
not a lover of fair ground rides matey, last one i went on was the big ship in Blackpool and it scared me to death haha
my Mrs loves them so I watch from the ground :)
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Re: NECA 18" Terminator 2 T800 Endoskeleton

Postby casper » Sat May 14, 2016 7:16 pm

Finally finished the Alclad chrome and clear coat and assembled it ready to add to a stand.
My first thought was to attach the figure to the stand through the feet but its a little top heavy, hopefully tightening up the screws will hold the figure upright.
I,m really happy how the paint came out, much better than the shiny hot toys finish in my opinion. I will try a pin wash in some areas and maybe some oil or grease :think: and I also need to do the teeth. (any tips welcome)
shame about the screw holes but they don't ruin the piece as most are on the back
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